Nadia Prupis, staff writer

Nadia Prupis is a Common Dreams staff writer.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 3:45pm
Obama Sends $500 Million to Green Climate Fund, Signaling End to Era
The Obama administration on Tuesday sent another $500 million to the Green Climate Fund, which was established as part of the Paris climate agreement to collect aid from wealthy countries to help frontline nations adapt to the impacts of global warming. The contribution marks one of President...
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Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 12:15pm
Budget Office Report: GOP Healthcare Repeal Would Strip Insurance from 32 Million People
Repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) without replacing it could cost 32 million people their health insurance, according to a new estimate from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released Tuesday. The CBO estimated that if Congress votes to repeal the ACA—also known as Obamacare—...
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Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 10:15am
Trump to Be Least Popular President in Decades as Ratings Keep Plummeting
President-elect Donald Trump's historically low approval ratings have dropped even more, paving the way for him to take the oath of office as the most unpopular president in at least 40 years. A Washington Post/ABC News survey released Monday finds that Trump will enter office with 54 percent...
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Monday, January 16, 2017 - 4:00pm
Global Sea Ice Hits Lowest Levels 'Probably in Millenia'
Global sea ice levels are at their lowest in recorded history, according to new statistics from the U.S. National Snow & Ice Data Center. In the Arctic, the loss is due to climate change and extreme weather events that are likely influenced by global warming, while the changes in the Antarctic...
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Monday, January 16, 2017 - 1:45pm
Bipartisan EPA Alumni Urge Senate to Reject Pruitt's "Troubling" Nomination
On Monday, 13 former heads of state environmental bureaus sent a letter to senate leaders, urging them to reject Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt's nomination as Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief. The letter (pdf), organized by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), implores...
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Monday, January 16, 2017 - 10:15am
'Shocking': North Dakota Republicans Want to Legalize Running Over Protesters
Running over protesters may soon be legal in North Dakota, if conservative lawmakers are successful in advancing legislation introduced last week. House Bill Number 1203 (pdf) states that, "Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a driver of a motor vehicle who unintentionally causes injury or...
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Friday, January 13, 2017 - 1:45pm
Chicago Police Routinely, 'Systemically' Abused Civil Rights: DOJ
Chicago police systematically violated people's civil rights by routinely using excessive force, particularly against African-Americans and Latinos, according to a bombshell report (pdf) from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) released Friday. The report is the conclusion of a 13-month...
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Friday, January 13, 2017 - 9:45am
Rise of Rightwing Demagogues Threatens Democracy Worldwide: HRW
The rise of political populists threatens democracy worldwide, a new report from Human Rights Watch (HRW) released Thursday says. In its World Report 2017 , the human rights organization highlights President-elect Donald Trump 's victory in the U.S., the power grabs of "strongman" leaders in Russia...
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Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 4:15pm
Trump Considering GOP Lawmaker Who Despises Consumer Watchdog To Head It
President-elect Donald Trump is getting closer to debilitating the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the watchdog agency founded by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) that many warned could be an early target for the incoming administration. Trump on Wednesday met with former Rep. Randy...
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Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 12:30pm
US Bombing of Kunduz Last Year Killed 33 Civilians, Military Probe Concludes
A U.S. military bombing in Kunduz Province last year killed 33 civilians and wounded 27 others, according to a military investigation that concluded on Thursday. The bombing was not the same one that struck a Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) hospital in October 2015 , which...
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